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University of Montana Reviews

Updated March 10, 2017
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  • Few opportunities for advancement (in 2 reviews)

  • It has a lot of bad reputation around itself right now and with the current budget cuts, it makes it difficult for some people to see past that (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working in the IT department, they were very open to teach you new things and help you every step of the way. Everyone on campus is extremely cordial and welcoming.

    Cons

    Not speaking about IT here, it is more of a campus wide feel, the lackadaisical environment can provide some communication failure and logistical oversight at times.

    Advice to Management

    It is a nice place to work, however it is extremely inefficient at times. Pros and cons come with being a flexible place to work.


  2. "Lab monitor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Monitor in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Lab Monitor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Montana part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked for the university as a lab monitor for the last year. from this experience I have learned that the university has a good work environment, flexible hours, and excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    I have worked for the university for the last year. From this experience I have learned that their is no job advancement. The wage is low too.

    Advice to Management

    I would increase wages and keep up the good work on providing positive feedback. It really helps.


  3. "UC Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Easy going work environment
    - Very flexible with student schedules
    - Nice to work with people my age
    - Flat org structure

    Cons

    - Boring job and daily activities
    - Definitely what one would consider to be a dead end job
    - No real opportunities for advancement, not very applicable in my degree

    Advice to Management

    Management should definitely look for ways to give students more exposure to management situations and opportunities. Even though the culture is flat, I still wish I had more chances to try out managing.


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  5. "Research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Student Research Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and good environment.

    Cons

    Too few hours. Not alot of resources.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping funding up to entice people to want to join the team.


  6. "Supportive, Challenging, Inspiring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Instructor in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Graduate Instructor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Montana part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As if the jaw-dropping natural beauty and amazing culture of Missoula aren't enough, working at UM provides continuous opportunities to explore creative and academic interests through teaching alongside a peerless group of colleagues.

    Cons

    The English Department seemed to sometimes be treated like the redheaded stepchild when it came to funding. Give these geniuses some new furniture, already.

    Advice to Management

    More structured meetings to encourage TA involvement with tenured faculty would be great.


  7. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good opportunity for learning laboratory skills

    Cons

    Poor pay. Few opportunities for advancement.


  8. "Resident Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent hours
    - Excellent perks
    - Great opportunity to build staff relationships
    - Looks great on a resume

    Cons

    - Poor senior management
    - Poor outlook on university enrollment
    - Poor communication down the chain of command

    Advice to Management

    Look into other options to increase enrollment. Advise UM Residence Life to communicate better with lower staff and to take initiative to fill empty employee spots.


  9. "Office Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Montana part-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed place to work. Very flexible hours to chose from for students that are working while attending school.

    Cons

    Jobs can get very repetitive and dull


  10. "Professor of Computer Science and Law"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Legal Advisor in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - IT Legal Advisor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Terrific colleagues in the School of Business and Law, excellent young faculty in Computer Science; Hard working students; beautiful location

    Cons

    Severe budget pressures are weakening the University in ways that may take years to recover; Not always strategically aligned from top to bottom


  11. "Best place to work with really poor leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with students, college atmosphere, Missoula, MT is amazing

    Cons

    Poor leadership, little confidence in administrative decisions, starving wages



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